During February, Ulster maintained their challenge for the CelticLeaguewith home victories over Llanelli Scarlets (10-9) and the NeathSwanseaOspreys (31-19) followed by two narrow defeats against Glasgow(27-25) andGwent Dragons (27-19). Wilson played in all Ulster's games, showingconsistently solid defence coupled with his impressive ability topass thegain line with the ball.
It was this form that led Irish Coach Eddie O'Sullivan to call Wilsonintothe Ireland squad prior to the Six Nations game against Scotland andled tohis nomination as the Player of the Month for February.
Connacht's performances during March saw them record a loss againstBorders(40-29), a win over Leinster (35-24) and a draw against the secondplacedLlanelli Scarlets (33-33). As with Ulster, it was the performancesof theiryoung live wire number eight John O'Sullivan that caught the eye with
Ronan Beirne, Guinness Brand Manager commented, Both Roger Wilsonand JohnO'Sullivan are outstanding young players with bright futures in IrishRugby.The form of both Connacht and Ulster has continued throughout theLeague andboth Roger and John have played vital roles for their respectiveprovinces.As Official beer to Celtic Rugby, Guinness Draught Can are happy torewardtheir effort and wish them and their provinces continued success.
The Guinness Draught Can Irish Celtic League Player of the Month wasdecidedby the members of the national sports media and will continue eachmonththroughout the Celtic League.
Previous Winners:September - Mark McHugh (Connacht)October - Kieran Campbell (Ulster)November - Jim Williams (Munster)December - David Humphreys (Ulster)January - Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster)